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Field Laboratory, Agriculture Program 1912-1982/3
Courses in Agriculture were offered in the normal school as early as 1912. The goals were to prepare prospective teachers to teach grade school students in a variety of sciences and to offer a foundation in agriculture to those students interested in pursuing it as a career. More than fifty acres of land were used for school gardens

Tempe Normal Farm, 1920s

Tempe Normal Farm
1920s
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with crops and raising of livestock and their products. In addition, fresh milk, meat and eggs were supplied to the dining hall.

In 1956 the college farm moved to a 320-acre site on Elliot and Price Road. Over the years, practical experience ensued with students working in all phases of agricultural production. The program was discontinued in 1982-83 and the land now is used for the present ASU Research Park.



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